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May 22, 2020
Today's poem is Cascades 501 by Rick Barot.
May 21, 2020
Today's poem is Kissing the Opelu by Donovan Kūhiō Colleps.
May 20, 2020
Today's poem is Once In A Lifetime, Snow by Les Murray.
May 19, 2020
Today's poem is Stop Looking At My Last Name Like That by Michael Torres.
May 18, 2020
Today's poem is Someday I'll Love Ocean Vuong by Ocean Vuong
May 15, 2020
Today's poem is American Mother by Pamela Hart.
May 14, 2020
Today's poem is And We Love Life by Mahmoud Darwish.
May 13, 2020
Today's poem is A Beautiful Child by Omar Sakr.
May 12, 2020
Today's poem is Another Night at Sea Level by Meg Day.
May 11, 2020
Today's poem is an excerpt from 13th Balloon by Mark Bibbins.
May 8, 2020
Today's poem When Your Mother Asks If You're Seeing Anyone And No Longer Means A Therapist by Cindy King.
May 7, 2020
Today's poem is February & my love is in another state by José Olivarez.
May 6, 2020
Today's poem is Play Like A Boy by Sam Killmeyer.
May 5, 2020
Today's poem is Moon Pull by Carlina Duan.
May 4, 2020
Today's poem is In Perpetual Spring by Amy Gerstler.
May 1, 2020
Today's poem is The Party by Jason Shinder.
April 30, 2020
Today's poem is After the Winter by Claude McKay.
April 29, 2020
Today's poem is Tracing the Horse by Diana Marie Delgado.
April 28, 2020
Today's poem is We Always Have Been by Kim Shuck.
April 27, 2020
Today's poem is What Women Are Made Of by Bianca Lynne Spriggs.
April 24, 2020
Today's poem is I will praise your plain songs by Sarah Ruhl.
April 23, 2020
Today's poem is In Which Our Wants Are Worlds by Jasmine Reid.
April 22, 2020
Today's poem is The Singing Place by Lily A. Long.
April 21, 2020
Today's poem is After all those years of fear and raging in my poems by Toi Derricotte.
April 20, 2020
Today's poem is Wedding Poem by Ross Gay.
April 17, 2020
Today's poem is Peace Path by Heid E. Erdrich. Take a moment to slow down with family, with our kid-friendly episode list— or find an extra moment of calm with our favorite episodes on hope, kindness and more. You can also find our playlists on our website, SlowdownShow.org
April 16, 2020
We could all use an extra moment of calm right now. So we’ve compiled all of our favorite episodes of The Slowdown about hope, kindness, community (and more) into a playlist. And if you’re looking for something for your kids to do (maybe away from a screen) … we have a kid-friendly playlist too. Here's where to find both of our playlists: The Slowdown Playlist on Hope, Kindness & More: https://spoti.fi/3bKbAIU The Slowdown Poetry Playlist for Kids: https://spoti.fi/3dOGEJb You can also find both playlists on SlowdownShow.org. Take care.
April 16, 2020
Today's poem is Leaving the University Gym by Sasha Pimentel. Take a moment to slow down with family, with our kid-friendly episode list— or find an extra moment of calm with our favorite episodes on hope, kindness and more. You can also find our playlists on our website, SlowdownShow.org
April 15, 2020
Today's poem is Home by Letitia Elizabeth Landon. Take a moment to slow down with family, with our kid-friendly episode list— or find an extra moment of calm with our favorite episodes on hope, kindness and more. You can also find our playlists on our website, SlowdownShow.org
April 14, 2020
Today's poem is The Bald Truth by Bob Hicok. Take a moment to slow down with family, with our kid-friendly episode list— or find an extra moment of calm with our favorite episodes on hope, kindness and more. You can also find our playlists on our website, SlowdownShow.org
April 13, 2020
Today's poem is Song for the Festival by Gretchen Marquette. Take a moment to slow down with family, with our kid-friendly episode list— or find an extra moment of calm with our favorite episodes on hope, kindness and more. You can also find our playlists on our website, SlowdownShow.org
April 10, 2020
Today's poem is Hello by Sean Hill.
April 9, 2020
Today's poem is Naming Ceremony by Hafizah Geter.
April 8, 2020
Today's poem is Talent by Layli Long Soldier.
April 7, 2020
Today's poem is The Third Dimension by Tony Hoagland.
April 6, 2020
Today's poem is Momma Said by Candace Williams.
April 3, 2020
Today's poem is Hotel by Lorna Dee Cervantes.
April 2, 2020
Today's poem is In the House of Maria Callas by Steven Orlen.
April 1, 2020
Today's poem is For My People by Margaret Walker.
March 31, 2020
Today's poem is Interesting Times by Mark Jarman.
March 30, 2020
Today's poem is Fish Heads by R.A. Villanueva.
March 27, 2020
Today's poem is Obedience, or the Lying Tale by Jennifer Chang.
March 26, 2020
This is a special message from Tracy. It's a startling and anxious-making time, and our daily lives have been thrown into a state of upheaval. We want to hear from you. What kinds of poems would be useful for the thoughts and feelings you're living with? Reach out to us at bit.ly/slowdowncontact
March 26, 2020
Today's poem is Ikebana by Cathy Song.
March 25, 2020
Today's poem is Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Hand by Walt Whitman.
March 24, 2020
Today's poem is ABC for Refugees by Monica Sok. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.
March 23, 2020
Today's poem is The Long Deployment by Jehanne Dubrow.
March 20, 2020
Today's poem is The Lovers by Timothy Liu.
March 19, 2020
Today's poem is Pale Colors in a Tall Field by Carl Phillips.
March 18, 2020
Today's poem is The Fifth Fact by Sarah Browning.
March 17, 2020
Today's poem is Paramount by Robin Coste Lewis. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.
March 16, 2020
Today's poem is Defeat by Kahlil Gibran.
March 13, 2020
Today's poem is Eliza Harris by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.
March 12, 2020
Today's poem is Spring by Rebecca Rainof. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.
March 11, 2020
Today's poem is Premonition by Andrea Hollander.
March 10, 2020
Today's poem is Meditation on a Grapefruit by Craig Arnold. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.
March 9, 2020
Today's poem is The Obstinate Comedy by Michelle Boisseau.
March 6, 2020
Today's poem is I Invite My Parents to a Dinner Party by Chen Chen.
March 5, 2020
Today's poem is Seeing the Ocean from a Night Flight by Wang Xiaoni. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.
March 4, 2020
Today's poem is In Defense of Small Towns by Oliver de la Paz.
March 3, 2020
Today's poem is an excerpt from Gates by Sahar Muradi. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.
March 2, 2020
Today's poem is "Let me tell you about my marvelous god" by Susan Stewart.
February 28, 2020
Today's poem is Girls Overheard While Assembling a Puzzle by Mary Szybist.
February 27, 2020
Today's poem is Strawberries and Cream by Jeff Dolven. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.
February 26, 2020
Today's poem is A Joke about How Old We've Become by Adam Clay.
February 25, 2020
Today's poem is Lincoln Town Car by Taylor Johnson. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.
February 24, 2020
Today's poem is Miz Rosa Rides the Bus by Angela Jackson.
February 21, 2020
Today's poem is If You're Going to Look Like a Wolf They Have to Love You More Than They Fear You. by Abigail Chabitnoy.
February 20, 2020
Today's poem is Of Being Sick and Tired by Ama Codjoe.
February 19, 2020
Today's poem is an excerpt from Personal Effects by Solmaz Sharif.
February 18, 2020
Today's poem is Northeast Corridor by Cat Richardson. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.
February 17, 2020
Today's poem is Inheritance by Camille Rankine.
February 14, 2020
Today's poem is How Can Black People Write About Flowers at a Time Like This by Hanif Abdurraqib.
February 13, 2020
Today's poem is A Year Dot by dg nanouk okpik.
February 12, 2020
Today's poem is Hurricane by Yona Harvey.
February 11, 2020
Today's poem is Meditation on Beauty by J. Estanislao Lopez.
February 10, 2020
Today's poem is He Dreams of Falling by Ruth Ellen Kocher.
February 7, 2020
Today's poem is I Will Love You Most When I Can Barely Remember Anything by William Evans.
February 6, 2020
Today's poem is Domestic by Deborah Landau. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.
February 5, 2020
Today's poem is Abeyance by Rebecca Foust.
February 4, 2020
Today's poem is Return by Gala Mukomolova. This episode features guest host Jenny Xie.
February 3, 2020
Today's poem is Listen, by Barbara Crooker.
January 31, 2020
Today's poem is Mother Mind by Julia Ward Howe.
January 30, 2020
Today's poem is Ships That Pass in the Night by Paul Laurence Dunbar.
January 29, 2020
Note: The audio of today’s episode features an incomplete version of Joseph Stroud’s poem. It will be updated. The full text of the poem is available on slowdownshow.org; we regret the omission. Today's poem is Let Me Tell You by Joseph Stroud.
January 28, 2020
Today's poem is Pomegranate Means Grenade by Jamaal May.
January 27, 2020
Today's poem is Essay on Reentry by Reginald Dwayne Betts.
January 24, 2020
Today's poem is Wake Up by Carl Phillips.
January 23, 2020
Today's poem is Baby & I by Shira Erlichman.
January 22, 2020
Today's poem is Telling My Father by James Crews.
January 21, 2020
Today's poem is Swimming in the Rain by Chana Bloch.
January 20, 2020
Today's poem is Confession by Leila Chatti.
January 17, 2020
Today's poem is Privacy by Lee Upton.
January 16, 2020
Today's poem is Weight by John Freeman.
January 15, 2020
Today's poem is Snow-flakes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
January 14, 2020
Today's poem is The Clock by Victoria Chang.
January 13, 2020
Today's poem is Making Zelnik at the Sibling Reunion by Karen Paul Holmes.
January 10, 2020
Today's poem is Voice by Kory Wells.
January 9, 2020
Today's poem is The Cup by C.K. Williams.
January 8, 2020
Today's poem is Sitting Down to Breakfast Alone by Christian Wiman.
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